Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs stands beneath a photograph of him and Apple-co founder Steve Wozniak from the early days of Apple during the launch of Apple's new "iPad" tablet computing device in San Francisco, California, January 27, 2010
Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs stands beneath a photograph of him and Apple-co founder Steve Wozniak from the early days of Apple during the launch of Apple's new "iPad" tablet computing device in San Francisco, California, January 27, 2010
A vintage Apple computer has sold for more than $670,000 at an auction in Germany.
 
The Apple-1 computer sold Saturday was assembled by Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976.
 
Bob Luther, author of the book, "The First Apple," said the computer is a rare collectible.
 
"Well, the Apple 1 - there were only 200 built and they came out of the garage of Steve Jobs," Luther explained. "And then Apple had a trading program, because they wanted to bring them back, so they destroyed a lot of trade-ins. So, [there are] about 46 of them [remaining] today. It's really the holy grail of collectible technology."
 
The German auctioneer says the buyer who purchased the computer for $671,400 is from the "Far East" and wishes to remain anonymous.